Motive Television moves towards US tablet TV service

UK-based TV technology firm Motive Television is gearing up to launch a tablet TV service in the US, after signing a deal with South Korean manufacturer Ecopro for the production of a proprietary antenna-tuner called ‘T-Pod’.

Motive and its partner Granite Television Corporation said they are “progressing further toward consumer testing and launch of Tablet Television in the United States” as part of the companies’ joint venture, called Tablet Television.

Seoul-based Ecopro will develop and produce the T-Pod antennas, which will work in conjunction with a Tablet TV app.

Motive said it expected an initial commercial launch for its tablet TV service in its first, as yet unspecified, markets by the middle of the year, with subsequent rollouts to all US cities to follow.